BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
68.9% pass rate
from 1,265 tests in 2017
(37% better than other 2002 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (98% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Headlamps (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.40% fail on Horn
    • 0.079% fail on Battery
    • 0.079% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.079% fail on Switch
    • 0.079% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Components (39% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.24% fail on Hoses (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on ABS
    • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.079% fail on Cable
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.87% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.79% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Rear
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.079% fail on Couplings
      • 0.079% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.079% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.079% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.079% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.079% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.079% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.63% fail on Cap
    • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
      • 0.079% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.79% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.63% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.16% fail on Speedometer (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.079% fail on Seats
      • 0.079% fail on Drivers
  • 0.55% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Steering system (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint

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